The West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association is dedicated to foster industrial development and promote trade in Western Japan by presenting industrial products, for example, from overseas and Japan. Moreover, by inviting and supporting conventions in Kitakyushu City, the association aims at invigorating the region’s economy and promoting its culture to contribute to Japan’s sound economic development.
At every exhibition fair, trade show and international meeting, let alone conferences and sports event, our highly experienced and hospitable staff offers to support organizers in making successful conventions.
|Corporate name||West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association|
|Address||3-8-1 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-0001
*Kitakyushu International Conference Center
*We hold various enterprises such as the very distinctive Japan Woman Haiku Contest, the Hi-vision Shogi Tournament, including various industry exhibitions like the West Japan Machine, Tool and Industry System Fair and the Eco-Technology Exhibition (Environment Industry Exhibition).
The West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association independently plans trade shows and exhibition meetings for all kinds of industries. As a host, we also manages them with the aim to promote various industries and help develop the region.
Moreover, by hosting a wide variety of sports and cultural events or networking events of various nature, the association actively promotes culture and invigorates exchanges in West Japan.
It is a sales fair where attractive imported goods from dozens of countries around the world are exhibited. Products include food, beverages, furniture, furnishing goods, clothes, jewelry, toys and folk crafts.
This is the largest commodity fair specialized in mechatronics and machines in West Japan. Industrial equipment such as production equipment, machine tools and parts, manufactured goods and technologies are displayed with live demonstrations. *Held yearly since 1961.
Specialized nano-tech products and technology trade show which offers opportunities to start new ventures. The show both displays nano-tech products from member companies and organizations of the Fukuoka Nanotech Promotion Conference and shows the current state of research development.
Specialized trade show to publish research achievements and to introduce elemental technology and products from members of the Kitayushu Robot Forum.
General fair regrouping tens of thousands of ceramics mainly from West Japan but also from most production centers throughout he country. Chinaware for all tastes - ranging from artistically tasteful gems to user-friendly dishes for everyday use - can be directly purchased at the source. All kinds of events and planning exhibitions are held.
The general fair introduces information on technologies and the latest manufactured goods with a focus on information networks, communication technologies, information security, innovative management solutions, embedded systems, a wide variety of electronic technologies, government/industry/university cooperation and venture support.
This is the leading specialized fuel cell and hydrogen trade show in Japan organized by the Fukuoka Strategy Conference for Hydrogen Energy. Many engineers and researchers working in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen have come to the show from all over Japan to provide a forum to exchange information and profitable technologies.
This general exhibition on environmental technologies provides information and introduces, on a large scale, the latest environmental technologies, environmental products. Only a city like Kitakyushu – which is aiming to become the nation’s environmental capital – could plan such a show which presents technologies, facilities, eco-products or environmental citizen movements related to pollution control, waste disposal, recycling and energy.
Exhibition business meeting where small and medium enterprises perform live demonstrations of their quality developed products or industrial capability and which, by exhibiting their strengths in product development and processing technologies, can broadly increase opportunities of receiving orders, and promote the development of new business deals.
This is the largest welfare equipment and devices fair in the region which gathers equipment ranging from user-friendly cars, pets, wheelchairs to daily utensils. As a locally rooted welfare general exhibition it provides information while working along the lines of national, provincial and municipal policies.
General trade show which provides all information about kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, household equipment items, interior accessories, furniture, building materials as well as housing information.
The first ladies-only haiku contest to be held in the country since 2001.
Organized ever since 1991. The festival was open to promote the Japanese cultural tradition of Shogi while making use of Kitakyushu International Conference Hall’s hi-vision facilities.
The event offers various activities such as shogi games (where anyone can play under the guidance of professional shogi players from the Japan Shogi Association), talk shows with famous shogi players, hi-vision commemorative games or large demonstration boards.
This pan-industry social event is aiming to generate ideas and opportunities - through Okinawa’s famous shochu “Ryuukyuu Aomori” - by getting people from around Kyushu to meet, deepen mutual understanding and put their heads together.
Quarterly magazine with the objective of reinforcing awareness towards the convention. Helps promote Kitakyushu City by introducing tourist attractions including events at the West Japan General Exhibition Hall and Kitakyushu International Conference Hall.
A “convention rate” applies if the number of people staying surpasses 30 people. A price reduction of 10~45% can be obtained from the normal rate. (As of October 2009, there are 17 facilities at the city center)
For more information, please contact us.
|STATION HOTEL KOKURA||【TEL】+81-93-521-5031
|BlueWave Inn Kokura||【TEL】+81-93-531-4000
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Kitakyushu, the gateway to Asia, is separated from Honshu by the Kanmon Straits. From ancient times, the city was blessed with both a rich natural environment and culture and has developed as a key junction for trade. In present days, the tradition is passed on as access to the convention is of utmost importance.
Thanks to the opening of the 24-hour operating Kitakyushu Airport, access has become especially convenient with early and late flight routes to the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Direct access from JR Kokura station’s North Exit – a 5-minute walk – and the concentration of all its facilities make the International Convention the perfect location for large-scale conventions. The biggest attraction lies in the fact that hosting fees are very reasonable compared to those the Tokyo metropolitan area or the main domestic cities. We will support in various ways the convention by finding support for the organization of your meetings, conferences, events, haiku contests, trade fairs and exhibitions, by undertaking various planning and dispatching volunteers.
In Kitakyushu, the North exit area of JR Kokura station, the Kitakyushu International Conference Center, the West Japan General Exhibition Center, hotels, commercial facilities are all concentrated in the “The International Convention Zone” which represents the perfect location for a large-scale convention.
JR Kokura station is located just 30 minutes away from Kitakyushu Airport and with the Shinkansen, JR trains and the municipal monorail, access is extremely convenient. The station is also linked to every convention facilities by a pedestrian deck which allows for easy access.
*All things provided are free of charge
West Japan General Exhibition Center Main Building
West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex／ Asia Pacific Import Mart Medium Exhibition Hall
Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Kitakyushu Media Dome
Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
Wel City KOKURA
Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE
Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center
Rihga Royal Hotel Kokura
Station Hotel Kokura
Kitakyushu Yahata Royal Hotel
Hotel Crown palais Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu city is the birthplace of Japan’s steel manufacturing. Since the opening of the government-operated Yahata Steel Plant in 1901, it has played an important role in the modernization of Japan.
The essence and structure of the current industry is changing. Internal reforms from a once “basic material industry” towards a “high-value added processing industry” are being implemented and accumulated technologies are about to merge with the latest technologies.
Thanks to the co-operation of Kyushu’s representative enterprises, there is an industrial tourist system in place where it is possible to see for oneself what the actual state of the industry is. Spend an enjoyable time familiarizing yourself with the industry.
The West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex boasts 8,000 square meters (86,100 sq. ft.) of open floor space, the Main Building 7,000 square meters (75,340 sq. ft.), and AIM 3F and the medium hall 1,400 square meters (15,060 sq. ft.) to meet the needs of the exhibitors. The facilities allow to hold flexible full-scale trade shows and exhibitions to attract visitors.
The annex is suitable for varied special events of large scale. It can be arranged in ways that could not be realized before. High-quality conventions can therefore freely be organized.
Another attractive feature is the possibility for the annex and the medium hall to be converted to three sizes (large, medium-size, small) to one’s goals with high-tech specifications.
Moreover, with its history and past accomplishments the main building occupies an indisputable position as pioneer among all facilities.
The slogan at every facility is to “develop new businesses and networks ”